Enphase Beats the Heat in Valley of the Sun

by Aimee on March 29, 2014

Post #11 – Enphase Beats the Heat in Valley of the Sun:

Is it spring already?! As we head into spring and towards the summer months it’s essential to start thinking about efficient and reliable ways to stay cool. Black Platinum Solar & Electric (BPSE) only installs Microinverter technology manufactured by Enphase Energy. “I have found that Enphase technology not only can take the heat, but also maximizes power production during the hottest periods of the day,” said John Black owner of  BPSE. “On a personal note, in 2009 we installed the Microinverters on our home and have been absolutely pleased with the power production and the fact that we are finally free from electric bills!”

We are delighted again to be the “Featured Residential Array” on the Enphase blog. You can read the full story by following this link to: “Featured Residential Array: Enphase Beats the Heat in Valley of the Sun.” Learn more about maximizing your system power with Enphase Microinverters. Call us today for a free quote 623-434-3340.

 

 

 

 

 

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Arizona solar Phoenix Scottsdale rebate installing solar panels financingPost #10 - What APS residential customers need to know about the Arizona Corporation Commission net metering reform decision:

  1. Current rooftop solar customers are not affected. They are grandfathered under current net metering rules for 20 years, regardless if home ownership changes.
  2. Customers who submit a signed contract with a solar installer and an interconnection application (including all required design documents) to APS by December 31, 2013, also will be grandfathered.
  3. Starting January 1, 2014, new residential solar customers will get full retail net metering credit for the solar they produce, but they will be subject to a monthly charge to help pay for their use of the electric grid.
  • This monthly charge, based on the size of the solar system installed, is $0.70 cents per kilowatt, or $4.90 per month for the typical sized system.
  • The ACC decision also directed APS to provide quarterly reports on the pace of rooftop solar adoption to assist the ACC in considering further increases to the charge.
  • The new policy will be in effect until the next APS rate case, which will be filed in 2015.

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Financing Options for Residential Solar Systems…Choices

January 26, 2013

Post #9 – Black Platinum Solar & Electric, Solar Financing – Toni and John Black Are you ready to join the growing number of homeowners throughout the state of Arizona who are enjoying the benefits of solar energy? Well, congratulations! And we’re speaking not as the solar installers Black Platinum Solar & Electric but as [...]

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The Straight Scoop on APS Incentives for Homeowners…IMPORTANT UPDATE 9/7/11: $1/Watt Incentives for the Rest of 2011

September 7, 2011

Post #5 – Black Platinum Solar & Electric, Solar for Arizona – Toni and John Black Solar is alive and well in our Valley of the Sun. And the proof is in how quickly homeowners have signed up for APS’ Standard Incentive program dollars…and even at the lower rate of $1.45 per watt. The money [...]

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Solar Highways

July 29, 2011

Post #7 – Black Platinum Solar & Electric, Innovative Technology – Toni and John Black Now here’s a story that definitely belongs in the “Gee, Why Didn’t I Think Of That” category. It’s the project to replace our asphalt highways (circa 1950s technology) with something befitting the 21st century. It’s the glass road…or more accurately, [...]

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SRP Has Incentives Available for Residential Solar Installations

July 20, 2011

Post #6 – Black Platinum Solar & Electric, Solar for Arizona – Toni and John Black At Black Platinum Solar, we keep you up to date with the latest information on residential incentive programs from electric utility companies in our area. If you’re a Salt River Project (SRP) customer, here’s what is currently available through [...]

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What Can I Do to Be Energy Efficient in Arizona? Part 3

July 15, 2011

Post #4 – Black Platinum Solar & Electric, Solar Tips – Toni and John Black I want to conclude my series of posts on energy efficiency with a big way to save. At Black Platinum Solar & Electric we think this may be one of the most overlooked issues in energy efficiency because it’s less [...]

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What Can I Do to Be Energy Efficient in Arizona? Part 2

July 13, 2011

Post #3 – Black Platinum Solar & Electric, Solar Tips – Toni and John Black Today, I’ll continue my list of simple energy saving ideas that you can use at home. Rely On Nature: There’s nothing like air-dried clothes for the fresh smell of outdoors. And you’ll only need to fluff them in the dryer [...]

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What Can I Do to Be Energy Efficient in Arizona? Part 1

July 10, 2011

Post #2 – Black Platinum Solar & Electric, Solar Tips – Toni and John Black Let’s face it, our summers make air conditioning essential, but that doesn’t mean we can’t also be energy efficient. Because we’re in the green energy business, here at Black Platinum Solar & Electric we are often asked for tips on [...]

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Black Platinum Solar is the Enphase Energy Featured Array

July 8, 2011

Post #1 – Black Platinum Solar & Electric, Black Platinum at Work – Toni and John Black It was only a few months after Enphase Energy announced the availability of its microinverter technology that we decided to give it a try. Our first Enphase Energy microinverter system activated in February 2009, and today we only [...]

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